A passionate advocate for public Internet access and a successful entrepreneur, Brewster Kahle has spent his career intent on a singular focus: providing Universal Access to All Knowledge. He is the founder and Digital Librarian of the Internet Archive, one of the largest libraries in the world. Soon after graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he studied artificial intelligence, Kahle helped found the company Thinking Machines, a parallel supercomputer maker. In 1989, Kahle created the Internet's first publishing system called Wide Area Information Server (WAIS), later selling the company to AOL. In 1996, Kahle co-founded Alexa Internet, which helps catalog the Web, selling it to Amazon.com in 1999. The Internet Archive, which he founded in 1996, now preserves 20 petabytes of data - the books, Web pages, music, television, and software of our cultural heritage, working with more than 400 library and university partners to create a digital library, accessible to all.
A long time transplant from France, Jacques joined the Internet Archive in 2001. He brings financial and administrative expertise, as well as a highly developed sense of order, to his position. Jacques is a published and exhibited landscape photographer.
June joined the Internet Archive without knowing bits from bites. She started her career as a chef and event planner eventually graduating into development, stewardship, and donor relations. Non-profits do not run on cache alone and she hopes to improve outreach and development for the Archive. Outside of work, her other interests are foreign and domestic ice cream, competitive sleeping, and Biscuit the dog.
John joined the Archive in July of 2014. He has over 30 years of experience in business and technology management including Director of Products at the Xerox Content Management Business Unit, VP of Product Management for Clearstory Systems (WebWare), and VP of Corporate Business Development for Getty Images. John has held positions in product management and business development with Intel, Sequent Computer Systems, In Focus Systems, Now Software, and Extensis. He is currently the Chairman of the San Francisco Children's Creativity Museum. John holds a CS degree from MIT and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Wendy Hanamura joined the Internet Archive in 2014 as the Director of Partnerships. Her first goal is to help build a new institute where brilliant developers can come work with the Archive's big data sets. At the Archive, Wendy hopes to use her storytelling skills to share the remarkable stories locked in its collections. Previously, as Chief Digital Officer of KCETLink and Link TV, the national non-profit media network, Wendy led diverse teams producing television series, apps, a semantic platform for global videos, international film contests and documentaries - all in the service of social change.
Wendy began her career in journalism as a photo editor for Time magazine. She's reported and produced television content around the world for CBS, World Monitor Television, NHK (Japanese Broadcasting Corporation), and PBS. Her favorite project remains Honor Bound: A Personal Journey, the documentary she produced about her father and his storied unit, the Japanese American 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Wendy graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University where she majored in East Asian Studies and Visual and Environmental Studies; then she studied architecture with Fumihiko Maki at the University of Tokyo. Wendy loves to hike, throw parties and teach art in the San Francisco public schools. She loves paper and books, especially handmade paper from Japan and the ways artists use it.
Kristine Hanna is Director of Digital Archiving Programs & Services at Internet Archive. She is the founding Program Director for Archive-It, a web archiving service first deployed in 2006 and currently used by over 319 institutions in 48 states. She also oversees IA's work with national and international partners on contract and collaborative web archiving initiatives. Before joining the Archive in January of 2006, she held senior level and management positions in online content and business development in media and educational internet companies, including Lucasfilm, (Colossal) Pictures, and Lorimar/Warner Brothers, and co-founded GirlGeeks, a career site for women in technology, which was flipped to a non profit in 2002. She also been nominated multiple times for an Emmy from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences as the Visual Effects Producer on the "Young Indiana Jones Chronicles". Kristine attended USC School of Cinema and Television in Los Angeles, California, where she learned how to work effectively with no sleep.
Roger joined the Internet Archive to help create an open digital public library of TV news, providing a means to thoughtfully reflect upon the most pervasive and persuasive medium of our time. Certainly no coincidence that he had spent the previous eleven years helping to manage the nation's largest independent noncommercial TV network, Link TV. Prior to co-founding the network devoted to global news and culture in1999, Roger helped create and manage several other organizations engaged in addressing international challenges, often through media, including the Gorbachev Foundation. His favorite quote: Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity. -- Horace Mann, abolitionist; father of U.S. public education; and founder of Antioch College.
Alexis has been working with the Internet Archive since our first service, the Wayback Machine, was launched in 2001. She currently manages all media and access for archive.org, including audio, movies, books, software, images, mass web crawls, the Wayback Machine and the archive.org web site. Her past Internet Archive projects include Open Library and the Open Content Alliance.
Alexis has been working with Internet content since 1996 when she discovered that being picky about words in books (as a cookbook editor) was good training for being picky about data on computers. She spent several years as Managing Editor at ClariNet (the first online news aggregator), worked as the Editorial Director at Alexa Internet, and as Product Manager at Mixercast. Alexis has an MLIS, concentrating on web technologies and interfaces, and enjoys making jewelry, dancing, and baking Cookie Smackdown-winning cookies. You can read her blog at alexisrossi.com or follow her on twitter.
Rick Prelinger prelinger.com, an archivist, writer and filmmaker, founded Prelinger Archives, whose collection of 51,000 advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur films was acquired by the Library of Congress in 2002 after 20 years' operation. Rick has partnered with the Internet Archive to make 2,000 films from Prelinger Archives available online for free viewing, downloading and reuse. With the Voyager Company, a pioneer new media publisher, he produced fourteen laserdiscs and CD-ROMs with material from his archives, including "Ephemeral Films," the "Our Secret Century" series and "Call It Home: The House That Private Enterprise Built," a laserdisc on the hostory of suburbia and suburban planning. Rick has taught in the MFA Design program at New York's School of Visual Arts and lectured widely on American cultural and social history and on issues of cultural and intellectual property access. He sits on the National Film Preservation Board as representative of the Association of Moving Image Archivists and is Board President of the Internet Archive and also the San Francisco Cinematheque. His feature-length film "Panorama Ephemera," depicting the conflicted landscapes of 20th-century America, opened in summer 2004. He is co-founder of the Prelinger Library, an appropriation-friendly reference library located in San Francisco.
Kathleen Burch has decades of experience in non-profit management, strategic thinking, and community activation, all to serve her passion and commitment to universal literacy and book publishing.
After studies at Mills College in Oakland in English Literature and and graduate work in the Book Arts department, she founded a type & design studio and collaborated with an independent publishing house, Burning Books, both of which thrived in San Francisco throughout the eighties.
An understanding of the community's needs, along with her value for arts organizations, book arts and social entrepreneuring, drove Burch to go on to co-found the San Francisco Center for the Book in 1996. She now serves as its board vice-chair and on the executive committee in perpetuity. Besides sitting on several other community-based boards, she also chaired the board of Pro Arte Libri, an international arts organization devoted to the art of fine bookmaking.
She has practiced symbolic communication through typographic languages since 1974, publishing the works of big thinkers such as John Cage, Robert Ashley, Yoko Ono, Laurie Anderson, and her own work on game theory and the culture of card-playing, with recent studies in the Visual Criticism department at California College of Art in San Francisco. Her work with Burning Books was the subject of a retrospective exhibition at Mills College in 1996. She was a Xerox PARC artist-in-residence in 2000.
David Rumsey is President of Cartography Associates, a digital publishing company based in San Francisco, and Chairman of Luna Imaging, a provider of software for online image collections. Rumsey's collection of historical maps numbers over 150,000 cartographic items and is one of the largest private map collections in the United States. In 2002, he received a Webby Award for Technical Achievement and an Honors Award from the Special Libraries Association for providing free public access to his private map collection at the David Rumsey Map Collection.
Rumsey received his BA and MFA from Yale University where he was a lecturer in art and a founding member of Yale Research Associates in the Arts, a group of artists working with electronic technologies. He serves on the boards of the Long Now Foundation, John Carter Brown Library, Advisory Board to Stanford University Library, and is a trustee of Yale Library Associates and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.
Rumsey has lectured widely regarding his online library work, including talks at the Library of Congress, New York Public Library, Digital Library Federation, Stanford University, Harvard University, and at conferences in the U.S., Hong Kong, Mexico, Japan, United Kingdom, and Germany. He has contributed to several publications on cartography and the advent of GIS. In 2005 ESRI Press published his book Cartographica Extraordinaire. Recently, Rumsey has been creating historical map projects both in Google Earth and the virtual world of Second Life.
Having been with the Archive since 2007, Stacy was initially responsible for managing 25 employees over two separate shifts at the New York Scanning Center within the New York Public Library. In 2011, Stacy and her team of employees went on to merge with the Princeton, NJ site within the Princeton Theological Seminary Library. Most recently, Stacy was given the opportunity to manage all digitization operations along the east coast, including, but not limited to, the Princeton Theological Seminary, the ARChive of Contemporary Music, the Boston Public Library, the Smithsonian, the National Agricultural Library and the Library of Congress scanning centers. Prior to this, Stacy spent fifteen years working alongside reputable corporations within various creative arenas in the fields of production, archiving, photography, printing and rich media for the web. More than five of those years were specifically dedicated to managing content for Getty Images.
Jesse joined Internet Archive in July of 2009 as the Digital Scanning Supervisor for the 300 Funston Scanning Center at Archive headquarters. After graduating from Pennsylvania State University in 2001 with a degree in English, he moved to San Jose, CA to participate in an Americorps program working with elementary school students. He then moved on to the video game industry where worked for Electronic Arts and Namco Bandai Games America, getting the opportunity to travel abroad. Jesse knows more about music than anything else. And you can find him on a bike, on a trail, or in a tent on the weekends and holidays.
Tim has been with the Archive since 2008, starting as a book scanner working his way up to the New England Regional Digitization Coordinator. Tim has always had a strong love for books as well as roadtrips, wine, abandoned buildings, museums, hiking, The Kardashians, spending time with friends and spoiling his dog Laqueesha. He hopes to one day travel to Armenia. He has a Bachelors degree from Franklin Pierce University.
After working in advertising print production, Chris graduated with a degree in history and moved into the museum sector. He worked at London's Natural History Museum Library & Archives for over five years, digitizing their special collections for projects like Darwin's Library and the Wallace Correspondence Project. In the middle of this period, he also scanned for the Biodiversity Heritage Library project at the Internet Archive for over a year.
When the UK Medical Heritage Library project came to Internet Archive, Chris was welcomed back on board as a Digitization Manager at the new Euston Scan Center, based at the Wellcome Library. There, they aim to photograph 16 million 19th Century medical images and open up a range of smaller library collections to the world.
In his free time, Chris has explored hundreds of miles of London's footpaths, rivers, and green spaces in a dogged determination to work out how the city fits together and to evangelize the underrated pastime of walking in cities.
It has been Jude Coelho's pleasure to work for the Internet Archive since 2008, when he started as a Book Scanner. He is the Process Engineering Manager for the Books Group, working out of Archive headquarters in San Francisco, and, before that, he served as Coordinator for the regional scanning center in Princeton. His duties include designing new processes and software tools to increase efficiency and productivity in the Archive's book scanning operations, supporting these operations with tech support and troubleshooting, and wrangling red rows. Jude, a self-taught programmer and former punk rock musician, currently enjoys comic books to a degree that is probably inappropriate for a man in his thirties. He resides in Petaluma, CA with his wife and three children.
Shelia has been scanning, cataloging, and / or providing quality assurance with Internet Archive since 2009. An avid reader and librophiliac, she takes great joy in the fascinating books she's able to read and digitize every day at work. Before joining the Archive, Shelia interned at the Louisiana Democratic Party while getting her Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from LSU.
Sean graduated from RPI in 2004 with a degree in Product Design. After bouncing around the country in his trusty Mustang "Mac" for 3 years, he ended up in Los Angeles acting in some well known Hollywood productions. Some of the characters in his portfolio include "Audience Member 437" on the second season of "don't forget the lyrics", and "Sleeping Audience Member" on "Are you smarter than a 5th grader?". Coming to hate the drudgery of celebrity life, he answered a craigslist ad in 2007 for the position of "book scanner" at the Internet Archive. Now a supervisor at the Physical Archive in Richmond, CA, Sean spends most of his time organizing material for scanning in the San Francisco center as well as the Shenzhen center in China.
Degree - B.A - Highest Honors - Cinema
Gabe has worked as an Archivist for the Library and Archives of Canada (Audio Acquisition and Research Section)and numerous academic/research institutions. From Ottawa, he moved to Toronto to work on Feature Films and Television as an Assistant Director for the D.G.C. for 6 years. He still works on feature films in his spare time and has been the Canadian Regional Scanning Coordinator with Internet Archive Canada - based out of the University of Toronto - since 2004.
As an Environmental Analyst and Congressional Intern in Washington DC, Antoine developed an appreciation for information and an interest in digital archives. A career pivot led to a new Internet Archive project/partnership with the Bay Area Rescue Mission. Under the direction of Robert Miller and Jesse Bell, Antoine has supervised and managed the new Work Transition Program into its 2nd year. Vocational volunteers seeking to re-enter the workforce have undergone personal and professional development, and the graduates have held onto their jobs with local employers. All the while his team accessions and digitizes items to further the Internet Archive's mission of Universal Access to All Knowledge.
Antoine is particularly proud that 100% of his team bicycles to work. His favorite vacation was a cross country cycling trip during the 2008 election year. Cycling aside, his interests include the EPI proposal for a Maine woods National Park, admiring the Congressional Research Service, and discussions on job creation and greater distribution of work in an increasingly automated world.
Jeff's work experience in administration and research led him to the Coordinator position at the digitization center in the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne Indiana. He's proud of his role in assisting to put well over a hundred thousand books online for universal access, including over fifteen thousand items digitized by volunteers at his center. He is a voracious reader, and loves books. He has a love of history and Archaeology and is particularly fascinated with Mayan civilization, and has traveled extensively visiting Mayan ruins. He enjoys among other things bicycle riding, gardening, and hanging out with his wife and two kids, and their two dogs. He has a Bachelors Degree from Indiana University in Bloomington.
Gemma joined the Archive in 2008, as a scanner at the Natural History Museum in London. She then moved on to become the Satellite Coordinator, where she worked with many of the fascinating libraries and collections we're working with around the world. Currently she's working on the Table Top Scribe, hoping to make the Internet Archive accessible to new institutions and archives globally. As well, she is moving the Digital Libraries division forward in the UK. Gemma was born in the UK, but grew up the fine state of Texas, where she graduated from the University of Texas. She has been back in the UK since '08, and has spent her time there digitizing, meeting amazing people, and perfecting the perfect muffin recipe.
Coming off of ten years working as Community Manager/Director of Operations for MetaFilter.com, Jessamyn came to the Internet Archive because she wanted to do more librarianing. She has an MLib. from the University of Washington and has published the book Without a Net: Librarians Bridging the Digital Divide and speaks frequently on fair use and digital inclusion issues. At Open Library she answers email, maintains the FAQ and tries to keep users happy. In her spare time she builds mossariums in Vermont.
Andy enjoys working and playing with linux (and solaris, too) in environments small and large. He graduated from Carleton College in 1996 with a degree in math, and has lived in or near most of the major metropolises of the upper midwest: Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Chicago, umm... Minneapolis again. Andy shares the (stereo?)typical interests of fantasy, sci-fi, and electronic music, but also likes both cats and dogs, t'ai chi and chai tea.
Hank is enjoying his second helping of computers, having taken refuge in the social sciences and academia for two decades after a stint of AI work (at AT&T Bell Labs) in the 1980s, and now taking refuge from academia and the social sciences by plunging back into the geek realm. Although the work was fun the first time around, it did nothing to make the world a better place, thus the detour into grad school and faculty life; this time, it's not only fun (and a bit addictive), it's got Purpose. The Archive rocks. Since 2007 Hank has been supporting the books project at various points from book ingest, through processing, to web presentation of the results.
Hank has S.B. degrees from MIT in math and computer science, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is answerable for the books Lisp Lore: A Guide to Programming the Lisp Machine, and Education/Technology/Power: Educational Computing as a Social Practice (co-edited with Michael W. Apple).
Raj writes open source software for the book scanning, BookServer, Open Library, and Petabox projects.
Ken has worked at a number of different large corporations including AMD, Microsoft, Cisco Systems and JDSU. But thoroughly enjoys the challenge of working at the Archive where there is always something new to learn and do every single day!! He enjoys his free time being outdoors and traveling.
Ryan joined the Internet Archive in 2015 after volunteering for six months on the CD Digitization team. He graduated cum laude from San Francisco State University with a B.A. in English Literature, where he also dabbled in Technical Writing. Ryan is native to the Bay Area: he grew up in Livermore, California. Ryan was raised by an Intel electrician who introduced him to the Wayback Machine in the late 90's and who doubled as an informally-trained mechanical engineer; as a result, Ryan's adolescence was rife with technology. Ryan loves music and literature over everything.
Outside of work, Ryan likes to read fiction and poetry, write poems, learn new things, take long walks, listen to records, go to punk shows, and go to Goodwill. He went to Iceland by himself once.
Ralf develops software to run on the petabox cluster. For many years, he has led the SFLan project, trying to build a fast and free wireless network in San Francisco. Ralf is an avid bicyclist and hiker.
Samuel is a software engineer and Unix systems administrator.
Trevor was drawn to Internet Archive by the warm flickering glow of ephemeral television, specifically the Marion Stokes collection. He also is an experienced systems administrator and hardware technician, but from a monoculture of Apple systems. The curtain has been pulled away and he is now diving linux systems administration and hardware ops. Trevor divides his time between petabox and tv news projects. Outside of the Archive, he enjoys sailing and photography.
Aaron joined the Archive in 2011, where he aims to assist with the alchemy of converting ephemera into artifacts. As an artist, Aaron is interested in documentation and its possibilities.
Jefferson joined Internet Archive in Summer 2014. Prior to joining IA, he worked on strategic initiatives, digital preservation, archives, and digital collections at institutions such as Metropolitan New York Library Council, Library of Congress, Brooklyn Public Library, and Frick Art Reference Library and has worked in the archives at NARA, NASA, and Atlantic Records. He has an MLIS in Archival Studies from University of Pittsburgh and a BA in English from Oberlin College. He once flew NASA's Space Shuttle Simulator and caused, according to the flight engineer, "minor landing gear damage." He has deaccessioned all records of this event from his personal archive.
Dominic studied Political Science at the University of California at Riverside because he wanted to figure out why democracies succeed. He still can't tell you why, but he can tell you that restricting access to information is the first step in their failure. Dominic joined the Internet Archive in April 2008. Before that, he worked for the independent online news magazine Salon.com as a software engineer. The Archive lets him play with his favorite technologies like Gnu/Linux and internet-based applications. He is also a mammal who enjoys running, biking, and reading about the history of science/technology.
Lori graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with a Masters of Science in Information, specializing in Archives and Digital Preservation. She previously studied history and political science at Boise State University. She is very excited to be working at a mission-based organization and helping libraries, archives and other cultural institutions fulfill their own missions by archiving the web. In her spare time, Lori enjoys cooking, running and tv shows on dvd.
Vinay joined the Internet Archive's Web Group in 2006. At the Archive, he has run focused crawls, deployed web archive access and index infrastructures and developed automated tools to help improve the quality of web crawls, and to extract and analyze large portions of the Web Archive. He also administers the Web Group's Hadoop cluster and applies big data solutions to gain insights from web scale datasets.
He graduated from Lehigh University with a M.S. in Computer Science. While at Lehigh, he researched techniques to combat web spam, and mobility management schemes in Disruption Tolerant Networking. Outside the office, he enjoys exploring the outdoors and has a thorough love of food, movies and books.
Maria has an MA in History with a certificate in Archives from NYU and is a Certified Archivist with the Academy of Certified Archivists. In her past positions, she was the Digitization Project Manager at the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, where she managed all aspects of a large-scale text digitization project. Prior to this, Maria was Senior Archivist at Rolling Stone magazine, where she managed the digitization of the magazine's back catalog. Maria recently moved back to San Francisco after many years living in NYC. She enjoys exploring the Bay Area, reading, knitting and spending time with friends and family.
Noah joined the Archive in October 2007. He does development and administration mostly around the Archive-It service. Previously he worked at Columbia University on digital library projects. Before that, in 2001, he got his BS in computer engineering from the University of Michigan. Noah is an advocate of all things free and open, including software, information, and society in general.
Scott is excited to work at the Internet Archive, assisting archivists and librarians across the world to preserve the web for future generations using Archive-It. Previously, Scott was the Community Technology Lead at a service agency for homeless families. He received a BA in Feminist Studies from UC Santa Cruz where his undergraduate research project was focused on the work of digital literacy training programs in Kano, Nigeria. Lately, he has been baking bagels, writing, country western dancing, and reading fiction.
Mouse has worked at the Internet Archive since 2015. She consumes tea, scones, and punk music, and produces a variety of impractical projects involving coding, language, and books. Prior to working at the Internet Archive, she studied cultural anthropology, worked at a roller rink, and built software for a startup.
Sylvie is happy to be supporting Archive-It partner institutions' web archiving programs. She holds a Master of Science in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she focused on Special Collections and Preservation. Before coming to the Internet Archive, she worked as a Graduate Project Assistant in the preservation department of the U of I library and as a library assistant at the Newberry Library in Chicago. In her spare time, Sylvie is learning to play the accordion and enjoys running, singing, and dragon boating.
Hunter provides technical support for Archive-It and works with the engineering and product development teams to ensure that each release is thoroughly tested. Previously, he worked at macys.com and Autodesk. He has an Economics degree from the University of California, San Diego and in his spare time, enjoys writing fiction and attending writing meetups.
Kelsey graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a Bachelor's in Computer Science. She enjoys working with new technologies to build web applications, recognizing that the web is the way of the future. She often brings her dog Patches to work with her, who frequently reminds Kelsey to get up and stretch multiple times during the day. Patches also watches her owner and other engineers, wondering why humans sit still so long. During her free time, Kelsey takes Patches for long walks and enjoys knitting multiple types of projects including socks, gloves, hats and blankets.
Tracey was a founding coder and the system architect for the Internet Archive in 1996, writing multi-threaded servers and crawlers, as well as parallel processing code. She continued on with the company and Alexa Internet. In 2000, she left for four years to follow her Cornell mentor, Dan Huttenlocher, and was a technical lead and founding engineer at a financial services software startup. She returned to the Internet Archive in October 2004 and is most excited about being at a non-profit and doing digital video. Tracey holds a Master's and Bachelor's degree in computer science from Cornell University where she focused on machine vision and robotics.
Outside of work, she has worked on political campaigns and is a road biker, seamstress, video producer, and time-lapse digital photography enthusiast. She adores her longhaired, beautiful, clawed ball of fluff at home and defies her diagnosed cat allergy. poohBot.com Tracey Jaquith @tracey_pooh
Jeff joined the Internet Archive in 2010. Prior to joining the Archive, he worked for as a Creative Director and Senior Designer at several marketing-communication firms in San Francisco. He holds a B.F.A from California College of the Arts. Outside of work, he enjoys playing in local bluegrass bands and surfing along the Northern California coast.
Michelle joined the archive after volunteering for a year on the Ephemeral VHS digitization team. She fell into the Librarian profession as a lover of trivia and random information who had no idea what to do with her life. She has worked for the past 10 years in the public library sphere, where her passion for empowering people through free information blended nicely with her favorite pastimes of reading out loud to people, instructing them in various craft activities, and peeking into the inner workings of their brains through the tool of conversation. When away from the digital world, she goes camping, makes art of one kind or another, stares at intricately patterned textiles, and shares her enthusiasm for the fascinating world of plants as a docent at the San Francisco Botanical Gardens.
John Lekashman runs web crawling and other data projects that feed the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine. He went to school at MIT, and despite his best efforts, earned a degree and drove to California a week later to build computers in the sun. (stopping off in Denver at Red Rocks for three Grateful Dead shows, of course, which is why it took a week). Prior to his time at the Archive, John ran computer networking and big data storage infrastructure at another fine non-profit, NASA Ames Research Center, for 15 years. He is totally a Grateful Dead enthusiast, enjoys excellent bourbon, and many value his discerning dessert palate.
After working for a Japanese computer company as a researcher for 17 years, Kenji joined the Internet Archive in August 2010 to implement a system archiving everything on the Internet. Being a positively lazy engineer, enthusiastic about making computers work for humans with least effort, he likes mixing tools and programming languages to get things done. Loves handicrafts, cooks pasta and bakes biscotti.
Freddie has been in and around music for nearly his entire life. He's been a collector of records since he found a copy of "Louie Louie" in the trash when he was 9. He became obsessed with records and the fine-print on the labels to the point where he soon understood what it meant. In 1975, he and some friends founded the rock 'n' roll fanzine Back Door Man, which initiated a life that took him deep inside the music business. He has been a writer, an impresario, written songs, sang in a band, made records (as an artist and as a producer), managed and road managed, worked in radio and music publishing; and often still works as a club DJ, playing the finest 45s of the sixties. Most of this was accomplished utilizing the name "Phast Phreddie." Indeed, a quick Google search for "Freddie Patterson" leads to 586,000 entries, few of which point to him. However, a "Phast Phreddie" search results in more than 5,000 entrees--all him! Check out his blog where he lists the records he plays at his DJ gigs: boogaloobag.com
Jason Scott fills the singularly unique role as the Free-Range Archivist & Software Curator at the Internet Archive. He likes long walks on the beach and exploding paradigms. He is attempting to collect everything, at which point he will retire and make folder tags.
Tomika Anderson is a passionate nonprofit professional who has served the sector for over 11 years in a variety of roles. A two-time National Service alum through AmeriCorps, Tomika has a deep love for and devotion to philanthropy and service. She is dedicated to helping nonprofits further their missions through great organization, strategic management and communication. She has worked for local nonprofits, at a Kansas City area Boy's Group Home; national nonprofits, at Playworks and the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance; and international nonprofits, at Architecture for Humanity and now the Internet Archive. Tomika holds a BS degree from William Jewell College and an MPA from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Outside of work, she is a huge fan of Major League Baseball, is a classically trained pianist, and loves traveling both throughout the US and beyond. She is excited to be serving the Archive's Administrative team as the organization continues to grow and provide free access of digital information to the world!
Prior to working at the Internet Archive, Victor started his career in construction and facility maintenance by specializing in plastering, then moved on to work in carpentry for six years. Following this, he went into plumbing for an additional five years, then moved to Hawaii to flip houses. In 2008, he returned to the San Francisco Bay Area to run his own remodeling business before accepting his current position as the Building Engineer for the Internet Archive in 2013.
In his spare time, Victor enjoys supporting his daughter in her many athletic endeavors, traveling, and bantering with other Internet Archive staff.
An unrepentant dilettante, Chris has successfully parlayed his twin degrees in Environmental Science and Film Studies into a near decade of slumming around various non-profits in the SF Bay and Detroit Metro Areas. During that time, he has fought with and cleaned up after little kids, made sure the supply cabinet wasn't out of paperclips, and helped manage high-level legal issues and inquiries from federal and international law enforcement. As a fan of things that are preposterously good, Chris' involvement with the Archive has been a natural fit. The interests of the moment are tai chi, other "internal" martial arts, and pushing the socially-acceptable limits of film snobbery.
Mackenzie joined the Archive in June of 2014 as an administrative intern before accepting a position as an Office Assistant for the Administration Team. She currently plans to pursue a BS in Business Administration and in her spare time, enjoys eating pickles, browsing sea turtles on Google and playing with babies.
Carissa is excited to support the Internet Archive in the finance department. She grew fond of the idea of preservation during her time spent living in Rome. She received a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology from University of California Santa Cruz and is exploring her passion of the finance and accounting sector. Whenever there is time to spare, she fills it with either her love of music or spending time in the kitchen making baked goods for anyone and everyone.
Flannery believes that finance can be harnessed for social change and is passionate about finding ways to do just that. After graduating with a Bachelor's in Women and Gender Studies from San Francisco State University, she got her start in nonprofit finance at the Women Donors Network, an organization that provides community, education, and engagement for progressive women philanthropists. In addition to her work at the Archive, she is a volunteer tax preparer at The Women's Building, a local community center in San Francisco's Mission District. In the past, she also served as Treasurer for a School Board election campaign in Oakland.
Flannery is inspired by the Archive's mission and team, and is thrilled to support its endeavors. In her spare time, she enjoys coffee, traveling, and hiking (preferably all at the same time), and is decidedly both a cat AND dog person.
Theresa loves to play with numbers and has been providing full-cycle accounting services to various companies for more than ten years. Her accounting expertise helps the problem-soving and decision-making process of the company's financial system, and ensures the accuracy of record-keeping of the accounting system.
Turn-ons : Open Source, cognative learning systems,
Turn-offs : Fake people, bad breath, brussel sprouts, traffic
For six years immediately prior to joining the Internet Archive, Chet was CEO of Octavo, a company founded in 1997 by John Warnock (co-founder of Adobe Systems). Octavo specialized in ultra-high quality digitization of rare and extremely valuable books from leading libraries around the world. It provided access to those books through innovative electronic and published editions/collections for both scholarly use and the pleasure of the general public, setting a high bar for standards in digital book imaging and visualization. Prior to his tenure at Octavo, Chet was on the staff of the Office of the President of the University of California, for 14 years at the University Press, and for 6 with the Division of Library Automation.
He has been active in the library community of Central and Eastern Europe through his participation in the non-profit organization Libraries Without Walls, and has produced a television program called Great Libraries of the World. Chet is also a widely-admired speaker and author of several articles and books on publishing technology and library-related topics.
In January 2011, George was appointed as a Research Associate with the Smithsonian Libraries.
Igor has a B.S. in computer science/mathematics from Birmingham-Southern College, and a M.S. in computer science from the University of San Francisco.
Igor is originally form Novi Sad, SCG. He enjoys music, art and geeeeek soccer.
J. has been on the front line of publishing and retail distribution for 23 consecutive years. She has seen both sides the book business from managing large-scale retail and mail order book operations for Whole Earth Access to Associate Publisher for KQED Books, Sales and Marketing Coordinator for Hunter House Publishers and Editor for Cogito Learning Media. J has also built Internet businesses from the ground up for the two largest antiquarian bookstores in the Bay Area.
J. discovered the Archive while researching her senior thesis on the digitization of libraries. Although J. is a recovering book hoarder by profession she is now a vocal advocate for open source materials. Her passion remains solidly linked to antiquarian books and their preservation
Jim has a B.A. in English from Wesleyan University, and a M.E. in computer science from Cornell University.
He has a BS and MS in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Illinois.
Previously, as VP Strategy for iXL's Digital Media Solutions Groups, Jon managed the development of the digital media business strategy for a wide range of companies including Kodak, Virgin, The Golf Channel The Financial Times, as well as many start-ups. In 2000 Jon co-authored the white paper "COPE: A Create Once, Publish Everywhere Strategy" which is widely considered one of the first papers to outline how media companies can take advantage of the advent of new mobile and broadband media devices.
Jon received a BA from San Francisco State University and an MA from The George Washington University School of International Affairs.
Prior to the Internet Archive, Michele worked in the high-tech-industry, mainly for-profit sector, for the last 20 years. Before coming to the Internet Archive she was one of the co-founders of an online digital imaging company, which was subsequently bought by one of the larger photo imaging companies. For the last ten years of her career she has worked primarily in technical management and business development. She has worked and lived in both Europe and Asia during her career.
Michele has a Masters in mechanical engineering from Lehigh University, and a Masters of Business Administration from University of Santa Clara.
Before coming to the Internet Archive, Parker worked for a small consulting company as a project manager/developer, and as a programmer for a large university developing CRM and knowledge management software.
Parker holds a Master's degreee in information management and systems from the University of California, Berkeley as well as a B.A. (political science) and B.S. (informatics) from the University of Washington.
Robert Miller leads the Internet Archive's global eBooks digitization project as General Manager of Digital Libraries. In this capacity, he has three main roles; establishing and maintaining the relationships between all categories of Libraries and funding partners, building and managing the teams that perform the digitization, and evangelizing within the library community to move more items from non-digital to digital. Robert brings a blend of Fortune 500 management experience and successful start up company talents to the non-profit community.
Robert, in 7 years, has built the Internet Archive team from a single test location to a world class operation where eBook digitization is now being performed in 7 countries at 33 locations. Over 500 library partners and content providers have worked with the Internet Archive ranging from the Library of Congress, Harvard University, the Natural History Museum in London to Zhejiang University in Hangzhou.
Prior to joining the Internet Archive, Robert co-founded or was a principal in 5 consumer product start up companies bringing over 85 products to market in the US, Europe and Australia. In addition to building sales, marketing and product development teams, he also established supply chain networks between Asia and North America. During this period, Robert was hired to be the CEO of FocusEngine, a VC funded, Israeli search engine startup that pioneered a fine-grained ASP search technology.
Robert honed his business expertise prior to this period with 15 years at two Fortune 500 companys; with rapid career growth in each company; Mattel Toys (consumer products) and AMP/Tyco (electronics). His domestic and international roles encompassed brand management, engineering and manufacturing and sales.
Robert has been featured in various media such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Inc and has appeared on TV networks such as ABC, NBC, CNN and QVC. He is a frequent speaker at numerous North American and International conferences.
Robert's board experience includes the California based non-profit; Youth in Arts. Robert also is a key member of the AFS Global Innovation Team; AFS is the worlds largest student exchange program.
Robert brings multi-cultural experience to the Internet Archive; having worked extensively through out Asia and Europe.
He was an American Field Service Scholarship recipient and lived in Kabul, Afghanistan and subsequently worked and lived in Germany; where he studied Farsi and German respectively.
Robert holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania USA.
He was former Executive Producer and host of the PBS series Computer Chronicles and Net Caf. He has served as President of PCTV, a company focused on broadcast and new media production in the field of personal technology.
He holds a B.S. in mathematics and psychology from the University of Southern California, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and he was a post-graduate fellow in technology journalism at the University of Chicago.
An entrepreneur and technology leader, he's a veteran of two successful startups. He was co-founder and President of LaserTools, a company known for high-performance and high-quality printing technologies that was acquired by Adobe Systems. Later, he co-founded and served as CTO of Nimblefish, which developed and markets the leading high-response direct marketing system used by many Fortune 500 customers.